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Grateful Dead - RFK Stadium - June 10, 1973

Usage Attribution

June 10, 1973 - Audience fob
Dead played the night show - ending 8 hours after it began - this was a Modal Spectacle

Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers Band
RFK Stadium - Washington, DC

Sunday show - Jer with pigtails
visit the Saturday show

FOB — stereo mic hand-held on mic stand shaft - w/ my arm raised high — TAPED in stereo

Set 1
Morning Dew
Beat It On Down The Line
Ramble On Rose
Jack Straw
Wave That Flag
Looks Like Rain
Box Of Rain
They Love Each Other
The Race Is On
Row Jimmy
El Paso
Bird Song
Playing In The Band
Set 2
Eyes Of The World ->
Stella Blue
Big River
Here Comes Sunshine
Around And Around
Dark Star ->
He's Gone ->
Wharf Rat ->
Sugar Magnolia
Set 3 jam with
Merl Saunders, Dickey Betts, Butch Trucks

It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry
That's All Right, Mama
The Promised Land
Not Fade Away ->
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
Drums ->
Not Fade Away
Johnny B. Goode
Archive bit torrent — June 10 transfers by Matt Smith at 24/96
Archive bit torrent — June 10 transfers by Matt Smith at 16/44

Dave Usborne's Matrix for this show on The Archive
bonus audio tracks for Dead-Heads
Billy for President rap
banter track remastered by Monte
bonus video tracks for Dead-Heads
Hippie Temptation documentary - 1967
Mountains of The Moon - Playboy after Dark
Next Time You See Me - 1972
8mm silent film clip of GD on 73-06-10 filmed by Bud Styple
bonus photo collection for Dead-Heads
937 JPG images spanning all the GD years
• zipped up into one 260 MB archive ZIP file
• in the Whole Item section with ZIP files

etree bit torrent — June 10 transfers by Matt Smith at 24/96
etree bit torrent — June 10 transfers by Matt Smith at 16/44

etree bit torrent — Dave Usborne's Matrix of June 10

Taping Equipment

Sony TC 2850 SD portable stereo cassette recorder

Sony ECM 99 stereo mic

GD's prototype Wall of Sound on June 9, 1973 at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC
stereo PA System with JBL speakers inside Alembic cabinets plus a stereo Auxiliary PA


above photo is from the Sunday show - June 10, 1973

The_Bus is seeding at bt-eTree

The Bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began

The_Bus is seeding

gd 1967 projectgarcia 1961 > 1967 project
gd 1968 projectgarcia 1969 & 1970 project
gd 1969 projectgarcia 1971 project
gd 1970 projectgarcia 1972 project
gd 1971 projectgarcia 1973 project
gd 1972 projectgarcia 1974 project
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gd 1974 project
gd 1975 project
gd 1976 project
gd 1977 project
gd 1978 project
gd 1979 project

Grateful Dead webpages and documentation

Taper's web page for the June 1973 GD shows at RFK Stadium
The Allmans and The Dead connections
Jerry Garcia's guitar history
Jerry Garcia Discography
Pigpen — reams of talent
Phil Lesh on trumpet — his jazz tapes from 1959
Robert Hunter's boxed set — his tape collection on The Archive
Dark Star - an in-depth Master Class taught by NYC pianist Dave Frank
CBS Documentary - Hippie Temptation - 1967
Owsley Stanley — the Bear, biography
Owsley Stanley — the Bear, 1991 interview with David Gans
Sound System and The Crew
Bear speaker arrays vs Bose speaker arrays
Alembic and Ampex Corporation technical know-how
The Era of Tape Recording
Ampex invents the Video Tape Recorder in 1955
Taper's portable cassette recorders - early 1970s
Taper's "reel changes" explained
Taping the Europe '72 tour on a 16-track Ampex deck modified by Alembic
FM radio broadcasting The Dead
Grateful Dead Photography - by Jim Anderson
Grateful Dead - photo slide show - 1971 to 1974
The Grateful Dead's Early Thematic Jams
Grateful Dead acoustic sets 1969 - 1970
Grateful Dead guest appearances 1967 - 1975
Fillmore East broom closet tapes - GD & NRPS, April 1971
Grateful Dead — European Tour 1972 boxed set
Grateful Dead Forum — European Tour 1972 notebook
Grateful Dead — Old Rennaisance Faire Grounds, Veneta, Oregon on 27 Aug 1972
Grateful Dead — Watkins Glen Summer Jam 1973
Grateful Dead — Roosevelt Stadium — Jer b'day shows in 1973
Grateful Dead — May Days 1977 and Sugaree
Grateful Dead roots and the Greenpeace connection
Grateful Dead response to the Kent State Massacre
Grateful Dead and their "Cowboy spin"
Cowboys debated
Cadre of musicians debated
Mark O'Connor unleashed at 15! Vince Gill at 18! Monte is busted sharing music!
Vassar Clements boxed set - middle 1970s taped by Monte
Sam Bush boxed set - middle 1970s taped by Monte
Vince Gill boxed set - middle 1970s taped by Monte
Scotty's Music - 1976 Int'l Steel Guitar Convention taped by Monte
Grateful Dead tape collection on The Internet Archive
Hunter's Trix boxed set - the Seamons GD Matrix collection on LMA
Grateful Dead Family Discography
Grateful Dead Betty Boards archive
The Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics
Grateful Dead songs played graph by Dr. Beechwood
The DeadLists Project
DeadBase Online Search
Monte's Taper Compendium

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Monte's Taper Handbook

Monte's tapes on The Archive


-- taped by Monte Barry
-- Sony TC 2850SD portable stereo cassette recorder
-- Sony ECM 99 single-point stereo mic
-- mic is hand-held on mic-stand shaft, with arm raised up
-- FOB center infield, between sbd platform and stage platform

-- transferred by Matt Smith, mastered by Monte Barry

MAC tapes > Nak BX300 > Apogee Mini Me > Mini DAC (monitoring/mastering) > Lynx One soundcard > Wavelab 5.0 > 24/96 FLACs > Samplitude Pro 7.22 > 16/44 > TLH > SBEs fixed > CD Tag

-- this is a major upgrade in sound quality
-- replaces Monte's shnid 90351
-- these transfers are fixed up pretty good

patch list:
-- Morning Dew has SBD patch from 07:02.5 until 07:14.2, due to accidental pause/unpause by taper
-- PITB has AUD patch from 05:30.8 until 06:10, due to reel change
-- PITB set-ending announcement has SBD patch
-- Eyes Of The World has AUD patch at start until 14:52.5, due to taper getting stoned during break
-- Big River has AUD patch at start until 00:02.6
-- Around And Around has SBD patch at end from 05:13.9 to 05:41, "We're gonna tune up real good"
-- He's Gone has SBD patch from 14:30.2 to 14:48.2 (ending), due to reel flip
-- Wharf Rat has SBD patch from the start to 00:12.5, due to reel flip
-- That's Alright Mama has SBD patch from 06:11.2 to 08:59.5, due to tape damage
-- GDTRFB has SBD patch from 04:42.3 to 5:05.3, due to reel flip
-- I cleaned up most of the glitches, and I tagged the files

SBD patch Source and Lineage: shnid 90979
transferred by David Hollister and G.S. Hamilton
MR > PCM > cassette > DAT > CD > EAC > SHN

AUD patch Source and Lineage: shnid 89681
taped by Bill Gadsden
(FOB) Unknown Mics > Cassette Master > Reel (1/4 Track - 7.5 ips)
transferred and mastered by Charlie Miller
Reel (Sony TC-366) > Korg MR-1000 > Samplitude Pro 10.02 > FLAC

This AUD recording epitomizes the very best of the Grateful Dead "live sound" for the time. The prototype Wall of Sound is nailed by Alembic and the sound crew for this show. Set within an outdoor Stadium, this close-up infield FOB spatially captures sound from the two Aux PA towers on the infield, behind the taper. This sound delay adds a touch of ear candy as it rolls around the stadium. June 9 was my first time taping. June 10 was a Modal Spectacle. These shows at RFK Stadium were by far the best sound I ever heard come out of a PA System, period. It was a sensational orgy of sound.

Matt Smith did a great job transferring these tapes of mine! Thank you!



Reviewer: boscomorgan - - October 12, 2014
Subject: I wish i was born 5 years earlier.
I will be short and to the point.This show is soooo,freakin' high man. Listen everyone and see for yourself. One word for all those lovers of the midi and the '90's in general this is NOT for you don't waste your time on this just go to that horrid boxed set from the '90's. But to those who "get it" put on the safety belt this is as good as it get
Reviewer: ralberty - - June 21, 2012
Subject: What Remains..
Get Down.... Farr Out
Reviewer: Holyguy - - September 4, 2010
Subject: Greatful, in SF
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

I look forward to listening to this. Major props for representing the Dead in such a complete
cross-medialogical manner. Archived by a fan for fans.

Sir, you represent the epitome in free source archiving! Keep up the AWESOME work.
Humbly yours,
Reviewer: atomicon3 - - June 3, 2010
Subject: WOW
Simply said, download everything from Charlie Miller....thanks for this and all the others!!!
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